Early Evidence of Masonic Symbolism in the Renaissance

Discussion in 'Media Resources' started by davidterrell80, May 28, 2011.

  1. davidterrell80

    davidterrell80 Past Master Premium Member

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    The image below is of Botticelli's "Virgin and Child Enthroned between Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist", painted in 1484 (200+ years before the GL of England was established).


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    Visualize yourself standing on the level before the two Saints John.

    Then, visualize the scene from above.

    Do you see the point atop the urn (a funerary urn?), within a circle formed by you and the adult figures in the painting, edged by two Saints John standing erect, the circle surmounted by the embodiment of the Scriptures.

    Cool!

    David
     

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